I cannot say enough good things about this coat. It's basically a work of art. The hood is perfect and stays up (even on the windiest Chicago day!), the fooler gives it an edge and extra warmth, and it's made of some of the softest fabric I've ever felt on a winter coat. The style makes for a lot of coverage, but you don't feel like you're drowning in a sea of quilted mess either. I am so looking forward to winter now!